PORTLAND - CALEB AWITI (Ft. RAZOR MAN)

PORTLAND - CALEB AWITI (Ft. RAZOR MAN)

Up until this point, I have known Caleb as one of the best R&B artists in the city who often impresses with his lyrical ability, but on this one, he clearly switched up to a different style making it one of his most versatile tracks. 🦋 Recruiting the assistance of Razorman, Caleb approached this new song with a ton of energy + charisma in his voice and this matched together with Razorman, places a major hit on our hands. 💥💥 There are so many amazing elements present with the track comprising of shimmering guitar chords that open the song all the way to the finish, giving it is a consistent flow of consistency and stable foundation that doesn’t let up. 🔊✨ The track goes on to combine high, tiptoeing synths as well as tapping percussion and booming 808s that lay a mysterious foundation that presents exciting vocal performances from both burgeoning artists. 🏆 Caleb starts spitting basically right off the bat, and his delivery is as playful yet distinct as ever. 🎙 He seemed to have the perfect fusion of R&B and hip-hop on this joint, singing melodically at points and then switching up & rapping with some serious ferociousness. 😈 This is also the first time I would say that he is really rapping for an extended period, which I really enjoyed. 🎧 As Razorman comes in, his deeper and more unphased delivery is the perfect opposition to Caleb’s energy that actually complements the track very well by slowing the pace down a little bit. 🗣🔥 Musically, “Portland” is a solid offering that especially shows off Caleb’s simplistic charm and natural knack for songwriting being perhaps his greatest strengths. 💯 Moreover, his songwriting only seems to get better and better as he always somehow and surprisingly finds a new unique way to croon about his unconditional love for his girl. ✍🏾